Miami, FL – A heavily-armed convicted felon under FBI investigation for a hate crime was killed during a massive gunfight with police on Thursday night (video below).
Alexander Carballido, 40, was just released from prison in July, after serving nearly a decade behind bars for aggravated assault on a police officer, carjacking, and fleeing and eluding police, the Miami Herald reported.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 1300-block of Northwest 25th Street by a 36-year-old man who said Carballido had robbed and assaulted him after the two met up outside, WTVJ reported.
“He never stated that he was forced inside,” Miami Police Department spokesperson Kiara Delva told the Miami Herald. “They just both went into the house.”
The victim, who is openly gay, showed investigators surveillance footage of the attack inside his home, WPLG reported.
He told police that he is a security guard and also works as an Uber driver, and believed Carballido saw him at a store near the airport where “a lot of gay men go,” according to the news outlet.
The victim suspected that a fellow Uber driver provided Carballido with his phone number, and explained that he invited Carballido to come to his home.
When the pair went inside, Carballido allegedly ordered the victim to undress, then pointed a gun at him.
“All gay men should be dead,” Carballido told him, according to the victim.
He then “pistol-whipped” the victim and robbed him of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and $500 cash, the victim said.
The FBI and officers from Miami and Miami-Dade began searching for Carballido, and ultimately located him in his vehicle near the intersection of Seventh Street and 72nd Avenue at approximately 8 p.m., the Miami Herald reported.
Carballido opened fire on officers with an AK-47, leading to an intense 56-second shootout with dozens of officers.
Flashing blue and red lights lit up the roadway as sirens wailed and the barrage of gunfire rang out, cell phone footage of the scene showed.
Carballido was killed during the exchange, but no officers or bystanders were injured, the Miami Herald reported.
Investigators later found numerous other firearms inside Carballido’s vehicle.
Police have not officially identified Carballido as the suspect killed in the shootout, but the man who was robbed and assaulted earlier in the day said he was with officers when the shooting occurred, WPLG reported.
“You can go home in peace,” one of the detectives told him, according to the man. “It’s all over.”
You can see footage of the gunfight in the video below: